Network orders 11 episodes on top of pilot
Sci Fi Channel has greenlit production of hourlong drama series “Warehouse 13,” ordering 11 episodes to go with an already-shot two-hour pilot.Series stars Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly as Secret Service agents charged with procuring a huge, top-secret South Dakota storage facility full of supernatural artifacts and relics. Saul Rubinek also stars in the skein, which begins production in February in Toronto and is targeted for a July premiere. “Warehouse 13″ is produced by Universal Cable Prods. and exec produced by David Simkins. Brent Mote, Jane Espenson and Simkins penned the pilot, with Jace Alexander directing. “This is a perfect companion show for ‘Eureka,’ and it fits into our larger agenda of broadening our network,” said Mark Stern, exec VP of original programming for Sci Fi and co-head of original content for Universal Cable Prods. “Warehouse 13″ is the first of three Sci Fi pilots to be greenlit to series, with space-themed projects “Revolution” and “Caprica” (a “Battlestar Galactica” spinoff) also in the queue.